The Friends of Pakistan have opened one more chapter in San Diego, a southern California border town where large number of Pakistani expatriates lives from several decades and performing different task of their chosen trades. This event was organized by Friends of Pakistan San Diego Chapter here at Poway Community Center in San Diego on October 4th 2008.
After introducing Friends of Pakistan’s mission, Mr. Farooq Ahmed invites founder and chairman Mr. Sarfaraz Khan to come and introduce FOP and it’s agenda. Sarfaraz Khan took the stage and spoke to audience with his famous heartwarming lexis.
Sarfaraz Khan said that Friends of Pakistan (FOP) have initiated global campaign for expatriates to have right of vote to elect their representatives in overseas countries. He said we, overseas Pakistanis are an asset for motherland and we can help Pakistan in various sectors. We can increase remittances to higher level (in billions) and eliminate energy crises in Pakistan. He said we have the plan to initiate in which we can create hundreds of thousands of new jobs in Pakistan.
But to achieve all this we must have representation in Pakistani parliament and in senate to boost sense of security and confidence in expatriates. He appeals to every expatriate to open their heart and mind for their beloved country to help at this critical moment.
Sarfaraz Khan, founder chairman of Friends of Pakistan officially announced here that Mr. Farooq Ahmed would be the president of FOP in San Diego area while Mr. Aamir Khan vice president, Mr. Rafiq Kothawala general secretary, Mr. Fareed Motiwala as treasurer and two well-known Pakistani American Mr. Hanif Balagam and Mr. Pervaiz Raja will serve as advisory council. Newly elected president Farooq Ahmed is very well known figure for community service in San Diego area and he promised to carry on Friends of Pakistan’s mission in his speech.
A large number of women and youngsters attended this event. At last, famous pop singer Hanif Noor Mohammad performs national songs live with his band and received great round of applause.-FOP